Moekana - o

POSTED BY DANNY CHOO On Mon 2011/05/30 19:39 JST in Mascot

お (o) for "onigiri"

Following on from the previous hiragana in this Moekana series which was え, today we learn "お" (o) which is pronounced like an abrupt "aw". Today's word is "おにぎり” (pronounced "onigiri") which means "rice ball" but very often just called by its Japanese name "onigiri".
Onigiri rice balls often have a filling of vegetables, fish or meat and are wrapped entirely or partially in dried seaweed.
The katakana equivalent of "お" is "オ".
Today's model is Mirai Suenaga illustrated by Ikkyu-san.

Example

You can use this in a sentence like:-
onigiri wa pantsu ni ireru no dewa nakute taberu no dayo
おにぎりはパンツに入れるのではなくて食べるのだよ
You are supposed to eat the rice ball and not stick it in your pants

Exercise

Write out "お” 50 times on the face of your parents or guardian with peanut butter and say "お” 20 times while hanging upside down from the nearest 20th floor window.

Any other word that begins with "お" that's otaku or Japan related that you can think of?

All Hiragana in the Moekana series will be tagged "hiragana"